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With the party season in sight, it’s time to start thinking about those all-important outfits. Whilst here at Wallis we have your party dress needs covered, nails can really complete a look so we’ve teamed up with the experts at SensatioNail to bring you some party season nail art ideas to suit every occasion.

 

All of these looks can be achieved using SensatioNail at home gel nail polish or normal nail polish.

 

The great thing about gel polish is that your manicure will last for up to two weeks without chipping and that once cured, there is no dry time - allowing you to get on with you day without worrying about smudging your manicure. For our nail art looks, just cure one colour at a time.

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Timeless and always on trend, the classic French manicure or a rich scarlet red polish will compliment any outfit.

Here we have a twist on these classics for the party season using Scarlet Red gel polish for the full nail coving and Midnight Rendezvous black gel polish on the tip. We’ve painted a chevron tip on our model’s nails but you could go for a more dramatic look with a deeper V shape or a more traditional look with a classic French manicure tip style.

 

How to do the Scarlet Red French manicure:


1. Buff and shape the nail
2. Cleanse your nails using SensatioNail Gel Cleanser on a Lint free wipe
3. Apply primer, Base Coat and cure under the LED lamp for 30 seconds
4. Apply the first coat of gel polish and cure under the LED lamp for one minute
5. Apply a second coat of colour and cure for one minute
6. Carefully paint the chevron tip. We’ve used Midnight Rendezvous in this example. Cure for one minute.
7. Apply a second layer to the chevron tip if desired. Cure for one minute.
8. Apply Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds
9. Finish by wiping each nail with Cleanser to remove the moisture layer.

 

Tip: Cure your fingers first (one hand at a time) and then cure both your thumbs together.

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Glitzy and glamorous: you can’t beat a glitter nails for the party season. Glitter can be added to any gel polish to give it a festive touch.

In this first glitter nail example, Gold and silver glitter gel polishes were used to create an elegant ombre style nail. Gold and Silver nail polishes are a great idea if you have a busy social calendar as they will match most outfits and see you through more than one party!

 

How to do glitter ombre nails:

 

1. Buff and shape the nail
2. Cleanse your nails using SensatioNail Cleanser on a Lint free wipe (all available in the Essentials Kit)
3. Apply primer, Base coat and cure
4. Apply Gold Glitter (we’ve used SensatioNail Gold Glitter gel polish) and cure
5. Apply a second layer of Gold Glitter and cure
6. Starting from the tip of the nail, paint Silver Glitter polish, lifting the brush as you move towards the base of the nail to create a fade effect. Cure the polish.
7. Paint Silver Glitter on only the tip area of the nail to make the difference more noticeable and cure
8. Apply Top Coat and cure
9. Finish by wiping each nail with Cleanser to remove the moisture layer

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The great thing about the Autumn/Winter season is that it means we can wear rich, deep reds, purples and blacks. If you’re wearing the classic LBD, pair it with Moroccan Rouge, Sugar plum, purple orchid or midnight rendezvous for sophisticated glamour. Deep colours look great on both short and long nails.
In this example, we’ve used Moroccan Rouge with gold nail studs for added eye-catching detail.

How to create glamorous winter nails:


1. Buff and shape the nail
2. Cleanse your nails using SensatioNail Cleanser on a Lint free wipe (all available in the Essentials Kit)
3. Apply primer, Base coat and cure
4. Apply two layers of colour, curing each layer

5. Apply studs to the ring finger nail. Some people find it easier to use tweezers to pick up and place the nail studs onto the nail. Paint a layer of Gel Nail Top Coat over the studs to keep them in place. Cure.
6. Apply a full layer of Top Coat and cure
7. Finish by wiping each nail with Cleanser to remove moisture.

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A soft pastel colour teamed with just a dash of glitter will create a feminine party look. We’ve created a pretty geometric nail art design using Art of Seduction with Gold Nail Art Tape and Gold Glitter polish.

How to do geometric nail art:


1. Buff and shape the nail
2. Cleanse your nails using SensatioNail Cleanser on a Lint free wipe
3. Apply primer, Base coat and cure
4. Apply a layer of Art of Seduction gel polish. Cure the nails
5. Apply a second layer of Art of Seduction and cure
6. Cleanse the nail to remove any moisture residue. This will ensure the nail tape will adhere to the polish.
7. Apply gold nail tape cut to size down and across the nail. Press down to ensure the tape adheres well and apply a layer of top coat to seal the tape. Cure
8. Apply glitter polish to desired sections and cure
7. Apply a layer of Top Coat and cure
8. Finish by wiping each nail with Gel Cleanser to remove the moisture layer.

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For a great day to night look, use a neutral colour with just a hint of festive sparkle. In this example we’ve used Mauve Maven on an almond shaped nail with a glitter moon accent.

 

How to do cool casual:

 

1. Buff and shape the nail
2. Cleanse your nails using SensatioNail Cleanser on a Lint free wipe
3. Apply primer, Apply Base coat and cure under the LED lamp for 30 seconds
4. Apply a layer of Art of Seduction gel polish and cure

5. Apply a second layer of chosen gel polish and cure

6. Apply a half moon of glitter polish (we’ve used Gold Glitter) or use the Glitter Puffer FX. For perfect lines you can use French manicure stickers as guides and remove after curing.

7. Apply a layer of Top Coat and cure
8. Finish by wiping each nail with Cleanser to remove moisture.

 

If you’re new to at home gel manicures, try one of the SensatioNail Starter Kits. The SensatioNail Essentials Kit is a great way to stock up on key items including the Nail Buffer, Gel Cleanser, Primer, Base and Top Coat and Lint free wipes all in one go. A great stocking filler please Santa!